Bobby Unser
1934 - 2021
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Bobby Unser was a racing driver who was one of only 10 drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 three times.

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Published in Heritage Newspapers on May 3, 2021.
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May 11, 2021
A true legend and a great neighbor.
May 11, 2021
My first Indy 500 was in 1968, Bobby's first win. Was their in '72 when he set the pole record. Saw his other two Indy wins in '75 and '81. Bobby helped make the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing", Rest In Peace.
Mike Kane
May 11, 2021
My condolences.
May 10, 2021
To the Unser family I'm so very sorry for your loss. I lived down the street from Bobby and Al when I was little. Al jr. was a friend of mine. I remember going to Uncle Bobby's across the street to visit. Then the family moved. In fact I learned how to tell time being at the Unsers home because my mom would tell me what time I had to be home. I've often thought about those childhood days and wished I could have kept in contact with the Unsers. I will never forget those times. Once again I'm so sorry for your loss. He was amazing.
Susan Carpenter
Neighbor
May 10, 2021
You were a true gem for IndyCar racing and will be truely missed. RIP
Michael Miley
May 10, 2021
A good friend, an old friend, of the Dallenbach Family and of the Colorado 500 riders. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Unser Family.
Wally Dallenbach
Friend
May 9, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are will all the Unser family and many friends. I met my husband in 1975 and he took me to our 1st Indy 500 and Bobby won. RIP Bobby
Tawnya Burge
Grandparent
May 8, 2021
Prayers sent to the family!! Especially thinking of Robbie and Jeri at this time!! ❤
Mark Drinkard
Family
May 8, 2021
I was born and raised in Speedway, Indiana but knew Bobby in Denver. Was at Indy in ‘75 “singing in the rain” and again in ‘81. Enjoyed a trip down Piles Peak with him in the pace car after one of the Hill Climbs! What a ride. I felt shock and sadness at his passing, but also a flood of unforgettable memories! My condolences to the Unser family and the entire racing community. We have truly lost one of a kind.
Dee
Friend
May 8, 2021
Worked a couple of seasons at the track. Under brothers made it fun!
Eva DeHart
Acquaintance
May 8, 2021
Crossing the finish line into heaven . The only checkered flag that really matters . RIP Bobby
Greg Williams
Friend
May 7, 2021
Kent Reed Sivadge
May 7, 2021
I'm sure there's a bunch of stories going on up in heaven right about now. Bobby, you were a first class gentleman. One of the best racers ever. If there is a race track up there in heaven I bet you are well on your way of having it mastered. God Bless my brother in Christ. Mike
MICHAEL MCCAMMON
May 7, 2021
Kent Sivadge
May 7, 2021
My condolences go out to the family of Bobby. So sorry for your loss.
LeeRoy
May 6, 2021
Just a quiet word ...Lisa you and all the Unser family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Bobby was a GREAT American.Period
Reno Gustafson
Friend
May 6, 2021
WHAT A KIND SOUL! Bobby left an impression on all he met during his years on the earth. He touched many people with his kind spirit. He was one of a kind and will be missed by people all over the globe. Goodbye sweet man. See you on the other side.
Georgia Durante
Friend
May 6, 2021
I remember my racing fan dad watching Bobby Unser at Indy 500 during 60s and 70s. Thanks for all you offered to the car racing sport
Rebecca Salvi
Acquaintance
May 6, 2021
My 1st indy 500 in 1975 bobby unser won the race in a down pour an unforgettable moment
Robert l Walters
May 6, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to the Unser family, as you shed your tears over your loss, may God grant you peace and comfort to help you as you go through such a difficult time.
May 5, 2021
To Lisa Bobby JR Cindi Robby and Jeri

On behalf of the Schelble family in Milwaukee we are all so sorry for your loss. Bobby was an inspiration to me to never back down from any challenge or any one. We were all some of his biggest fans and enjoyed our brat cookouts during the Milwaukee races each year and some fun rides around town in our 63 Lincoln with Bobby at the wheel. I learned more about the value of hard work visiting Bobby for a week in 1986 than I did in all 20 years prior. Thanks for all the life lessons. We will all miss you dearly. The whole Bobby Unser family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,

Michael Schelble
Michael Schelble
Friend
May 5, 2021
Kent & Carol Sivadge
May 5, 2021
My condolences to the family. Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. May God be with you during this most grievous time.
May 5, 2021
I remember you as one of the best back in the good old days. God Bless his family. RIP BOBBY
Mary Wickus
May 5, 2021
Heartfelt sympathies to the Unser family and dear friends. May the comfort God gives to all who mourn be with you at this very difficult time.
May 5, 2021
I watched him race in many places because I was a fan of his. I belonged to his fan club. I am so sorry he is gone.
Patricia Bogue
May 5, 2021
Bobby and my uncle were close friends and I was fortunate enough over the years to have met Bobby several times. He was a great man that was never shy about telling you how it was and was always willing to help out up and coming drivers. I miss seeing him on the track and in the broadcast booth. It was funny watching him educate Sam Posey. Rest in Peace Uncle Bobby!!
Jim W
Acquaintance
May 5, 2021
No one has ever had a better friend than Bobby, once established that you were a true friend. It is a friendship I've cherished for more than 40 years. I'm sad at his passing, but my life is so much richer for the friendship. Much love and peace to Lisa and the family.
Joyce E. Downey
Friend
May 5, 2021
Thanks for the memories!
Jerry Widner
Acquaintance
May 5, 2021
RIP Bobby , YOU WILL BE MISSED BY OUR FAMILY . LOVE TO YOUR FAMILY AT THIS
TIME. LOVE FROM LUCKY AND BILLYE BOYD AND FAMILY.
Becky Boyd
Friend
May 5, 2021
What a great man and greater friend. Always talked to you with respect and and offered great wisdom. I will miss those conversation Mr. Bobby we had. Until we meet again, may the good Lord have you in his arms. Prayers to Lisa and all Unser family members.
Chris Kelly
Friend
May 4, 2021
I Will miss Bobby. I was fortunate enough to go on extended camping trips, snowmobile trips, and long distance dirt bike rides. Bobby was always teaching, and was a born leader. Bobby was very good to me, and I will remover him as an adventurer.
Pat Barr
Friend
May 4, 2021
Dear Unser Family Rory and I would luv to express our condolences's on the loss of Bobby Unser.he'll surely be missed very much.and may he rest in peace.best faith/rory
faith/rory tobin/dockett
Acquaintance
May 4, 2021
Met Bobby and His wife at the Pikes Peak Audi dinner in 2012. He was gracious of his time and put up with our relentless questions. Very funny man, and quite the deal maker. Thoughts are with the Unser Family during this time.
Tim Maskus
Acquaintance
May 4, 2021
You and your family have always been heros to me since I was old enough to appreciate motor racing (born in 1963).
I can never thank you and Al Sr. enough for autographing shirts for my young son and then sending them to Texas.
You are an inspiration to my 13 year old son as he embarks on this, his rookie season in professional motorsports.
I know you're now in heaven and sitting next to the throne of our Lord and Savior and enjoying your Heavenly reward as promised by Him.
Rest easy racer and thank you for the great memories.
Dale Eichler
Friend
May 4, 2021
I met you many years ago at Phoenix International Raceway. I nervously told you what a hero you had been to me growing up in Albuquerque and how the family listened to the races on the radio especially the Indy 500 hoping you would do well. You will always be my hero. The world will miss you very much. I hope you are racing along enjoying everything in heaven.

Dan Fulkerson, a fan forever - Surprise, Arizona
Dan Fulkerson
Acquaintance
May 4, 2021
It was my honor and privilege to represent Bobby in a racing matter here in Colorado, many years ago. He was thoughtful and cooperative. I will miss his involvement in motorsports, but appreciate his contribution to racing. RIP, my friend.
Phil Shuey
Friend
May 4, 2021
One of my top ten "All-Time Favorites" for decades. Saw him qualify in his first year at Indy (1963) when I was 13 years old. Saw him in action at Indy Speedway for many years afterwards. Bobby's 1975 Gurney All-American Eagle has been one of my top five all-time favorites in Indy racing. (Even now (5-4-2021) as I write this, it's raining heavy ... just like it did on Bobby's second win at I.M.S. in the "500" that day, 1975...such a memorable event.
God be with the great Unser family during this time of the passing of "Uncle Bobby" ( as IndyCar sports writer, Robin Miller says)
Tom Foster
May 4, 2021
RIP BOBBY. YOU WILL BE MISSED.
Roger Hagan
May 4, 2021
That bowl of Bobby's Chili I had at the IMS garage back in 2019 will put a smile on my face forever. Bobby thanks for the memories, God Bless the Unser Family
Earl Wieland
Acquaintance
May 4, 2021
We have many great memories of Bobby, Lisa, and Jeanne Davis during our years in San Carlos, Mexico. A legend in racing history and a great man has passed and will be missed.
Alex and Donna Foltz
Friend
May 4, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult time.
May 4, 2021
To the Unser family,
Sending sincere sympathy at this difficult time. Watched faithfully Bobby's career at the Indy 500 with my Dad for years. Such a fine man,
and race competitor. We at our home always cheered him on for years.
He will not only be celebrated in Indiana, home of the 500 but around
the world. RIP, Bobby. Never to be forgotten.
Hoosier Fan of Indy 500 and Bobby Unser
May 4, 2021
I think what I’ll remember most of Bobby, not was he a racing legend, but a regular guy. Some years ago I had an opportunity to drive Bobby from Detroit to the airport in Windsor, On for a flight to Toronto, while he waited I had a coffee and danish , we talked about his cats , his & Lisa’s planes and just life in general. I will never forget that time. R.I.P Bobby till we meet again.
Gerry Lemire
Friend
May 4, 2021
Bobby raced in our grandfathers H & H Machine Tool Special and won twin features at Winchester in the mid 60's. Grandpa got one rifle and Bobby got the other. He was such an awesome racer, and such a gentleman. Your family is in our prayers.
Kent Anderson
Friend
May 4, 2021
Rest In Peace, Bobby Unser, Life well lived!
Racing driver, role model for us all.
God bless you and your family.

GG Bigrigg, a fan
Mrs GG Bigrigg
Acquaintance
May 3, 2021
I AM VERY PROUD TO HAVE KNOWN YOU GROWING UP TOGETHER AS FRIENDS . GOD SPEED REST IN HEAVEN WITH OUR LORD JESUS AT YOUR SIDE.
YOU ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE ONE OF A KIND. TILL WE MEET AGAIN BOBBY.
JOE CHAVEZ
Friend
May 3, 2021
Sorry to hear of the Unser family and the racing worlds loss. Bobby took the time to come say hello when he drove the pace car. He was a people person so sorry to hear RIP Bobby gods speed
Jeff Wescott
May 3, 2021
I walked out on the back road At the Riverside race track one afternoon while who did I see walking in the other direction now I never got introduced to him but yeah a tall lean and mean look at me went right by me but I knew in an instant after all I was blinded by that big silver Indy belt buckle it was Bobby Unser back in 1985!
Dennis Dieli
Acquaintance
May 3, 2021
Eternal rest grant unto Bobby, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen
May 3, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Deborah Guitar
Acquaintance
May 3, 2021
USSAC Championship car key special
He was a big part in our family growing up. Loving memories Kimberly, Jo, Ken, Don Shepherd
Kimberly YoungShepherd
Friend
May 3, 2021
What would I say to Bobby Unser? I would start by saying "Thank You" Not just for the driver but for the calling of a race as you saw it. Honest and accurate!! You are already missed!!
Rick
May 3, 2021
A legend not only here in New Mexico but in the racing world. You will be greatly missed. BD
b dell
Acquaintance
May 3, 2021
I worked at Indy & USAC with the Users, Saw the Unser home in Albq. N Mexico. Bobby was unique!! A great racer!!
jt smith
May 3, 2021
I can’t believe it. Butch and I were just headed out to NM this Saturday and as always would go see Bobby and Lisa while our visits there. I am so sorry for your loss Lisa and Al and all the family. We loved Bobby so much and considered him a great friend. We will miss him very much and have great memories of the good times we all had together. RIP Bobby and Gods speed.
Patty Maki
Friend
May 3, 2021
My favorite driver when I was a kid growing up.



Brad Gregory
Friend
May 3, 2021
He was fierce. His helmet was that of an eagle....He would wear white sox and eat potato salad.
He was on old friend, and American hero.

I will miss him.
Allen Dayton
Friend
May 3, 2021
thank you, Bobby, for winning National sprint car title for us in KEY car #3, for Jack Colvin deceased, Don Shepherd deceased, Sandy Zaloudek & Kim Ellyn Young Shepherd whom car was named for.
Sandy Zaloudek
May 3, 2021
He was so incredibly kind when we were in Colorado. I will treasure the picture he took with my boys! What a kind and down to earth person. God bless him and his family.
May 3, 2021
Gone but always remembered. Blessing to him and his family always.
Kimberly Shepherd
Friend
May 3, 2021
Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to have worked for you as a weekend warrior, and for the many doors you opened for me in my business endeavors. A sad day for me. Many memories for so many years of having the pleasure of calling you "Friend." Tony Cano
Tony Cano
Friend
May 3, 2021
Thanks for the ride Bobby! RIP, The original #48 ❤
Lynn
May 3, 2021
Wish I was at the 500 to see you
win. RIP Sir.
May 3, 2021
May God be with you. You were a great race driver. You drove in a time when race drivers was good. I seen you race here in Calif.
Betty MADSEN
May 3, 2021
I am sorry for your loss Robby! Your father was a great man.
Danny White
Friend
May 3, 2021
Goodnight, and Godspeed Bobby. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the wonderful (and controversial at times) racing memories.

Rest Bobby, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Air Force.
Harry Simpson
May 3, 2021
Bobby was a helpful, nice guy.
Condolences to the Unser family.
Jon Saraceno
May 3, 2021
RIP, glad to have met you in life!!!!!
dennis pioche
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